Observation by Dominic Ford: Transit of Mercury

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Dominic Ford


Dominic Ford


2019 Nov 29 - 14:51


2019 Nov 29 - 14:51



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Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

Target name

Transit of Mercury


Transit of Mercury

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This is an exceptionally silly picture of the transit of Mercury that I took by accident while trying to line my phone camera up with the eyepiece of a telescope. If you look very closely, you can just about see Mercury.

A colleague later suggested it was artistic enough that I should enter it for the University of Warwick's science/art photography competition. They were presumably a bit short of entries, since I somehow managed to win a prize...

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